Thursday, September 22, 2016

THEN AND NOW: COOKIE ROJAS 1963-1977

Let’s celebrate the career of former all-star second baseman Cookie Rojas, who pretty much split a very nice 16-year career between the Philadelphia Phillies and Kansas City Royals with a brief stop over in St. Louis during the 1970 season and his promotion to the Major Leagues with the Cincinnati Reds in 1962:


The five-time all-star, and fan-favorite, was closing out his career with the American League West champion Royals, doling out the wisdom to young studs like George Brett and Al Cowens.
By the time he retired, he left with 1660 hits, 713 runs scored and a .263 lifetime average over 1822 games.

6 comments:

  1. Cookie had some fine looking cards throughout his career. The high number 1967 comes to mind as well as two posed shot in ''75 and '76. However, the action shit from the 1971 set is perhaps his best.

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  2. I wonder if that Phillies card was a photoshop job where they airbrushed the 'P' on a Reds cap? I don't think I've ever seen a picture (or card) of him as a Red.

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    1. http://www.i70baseball.com/wp-content/uploads/cookie-phils-238x300.jpg

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